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Jer
Decorative exterior feature
Jer

Please see the photo via link below. I'm wondering about the fan type feature above the porch on this bungalow, which probably dates from the 1940s or so. Has anyone seen this or a similar type of ornamentation? I'm curious as to how common or uncommon it might be, and any other background on it. Thanks much.

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Jeanne
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Jeanne

It is called a sunburst. I don't know the history but I have seen that exterior trim on some Victorians and Queen Annes.

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HoustonRemodeler
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HoustonRemodeler

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Jer
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Jer

Yes, someone told me that it's called a sunburst pediment. I've found some of the similar items that are currently available. Nothing like the old style though, made by a wood craftsman.

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry

These seem to date to the late Art-Deco period but were popular later on too. They can be replicated in wood rather easily by using tapered siding and keeping the thin edge while angle-ripping the thick edge. The center board isn't tapered and caps the rest. The one in the pic is larger than most but sure looks good on the period-proper house!

Phil

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According my knowledge it should be sunburst. But i love this home design.

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They can be replicated in wood rather easily by using tapered siding and keeping the thin edge while angle-ripping the thick edge.

Mastercarpentry
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Mastercarpentry
floringhardwood44 wrote:

They can be replicated in wood rather easily by using tapered siding and keeping the thin edge while angle-ripping the thick edge.

Just what I said a few posts and a few months back :eek:

Phil

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